This wine is a fun balance between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Aromatic with floral, Mandarin orange, candied lemon, and nougat notes with a touch of flintiness. It is fresh on the palate, with the bright, racy acidity of Sauvignon Blanc and the round palate, viscosity and weight we expect from Chardonnay. You’ll enjoy its mouthwatering, medium-length finish.
We produced this wine as a co-fermentation of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. We cold soaked the grapes for 24 hours before pressing the two varietals together straight to tank. We fermented this wine cold and slow for three weeks, and let it complete just a partial malolactic fermentation for the best of both worlds – creamy with still some of the verve of Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in stainless until 5 brix then finished fermentation in barrel.
Roasted chicken or fish would pair well with this best-of-both-worlds wine, as would a Panzanella salad with peak-season tomatoes. Try it with smoked salmon or ceviche! Cheese ravioli with fresh tomato and herb sauce. Chicken paillard with white wine and caper sauce.
Aged in neutral barrels until bottling.
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Chardonnay
102 cases produced